Making a sustainable mark on the world


International Office
Maison Eugène-Roberge
2325, rue des Arts
Université Laval
Québec City, Québec G1V 0A6

Phone: 418-656-3994
Fax: 418-656-2531

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m.–noon and 1:00–4:30 p.m.


International Students

Joint Training Programs


Thesis co-supervision

The thesis co-supervision program was created to promote scientific cooperation between France and Québec by supporting the mobility of PhD candidates. Candidates carry out research under the joint supervision of co-directors in France and Québec as part of an existing collaboration between both professors.

Université Laval also offers PhD candidates the possibility of pursuing the thesis co-supervision program in a country other than France. The requirements of a thesis co-supervision agreement with another country will essentially be the same as the framework agreement with France, with the key exception of tuition fees. Candidates will be required to pay full tuition fees for both institutions at the same time.

An ad hoc agreement must be approved by the representatives of both universities once the candidate has been accepted to a PhD program at each institution.

Please note that the candidate and both thesis directors are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses required to complete the program, including the thesis defence.

For more information on the thesis co-supervision program (french only), visit the Université Laval Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.


Double degree programs

Université Laval develops double degree programs together with its favoured partners, those with which it has developed close ties over the years. Contact your partner at Université Laval to find out whether it may be possible to develop a double degree program.


  • These agreements allow students to complete part of their program at each institution.
  • Students obtain a diploma from each institution.


  • Graduates are more employable.
  • Participating institutions are more attractive.
  • Programs are enhanced and enriched.